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. in announcing its end, president obama used the term success, not victory, and said it was time america focused less on wars overseas and more on economic problems here at home. >> i would note that the end of war in iraq reflects the larger transition. the tide of war is receding. >> there is no doubt public opinion is on the president's side. nearly 7 in 10 americans oppose the war in iraq. but a number of conservatives, including the leading republican candidates for president tonight say, president obama is weakening america and emboldening iran. the former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, said the unavoidable question is whether this decision is the result of a naked political calculation or simply sheer ineptitude in negotiations with the iraqi government. jessica yellin was in the briefing room for the dramatic announcement. the point governor romney was making while the president called it a success it's not exactly what he wanted, right? >> it's clear from a security perspective the pentagon wanted to keep more troops in iraq, that much is indisputable now. but from a political --
in his news conference. >> the overall portfolio has been successful. it has allowed us to help companies, for example, start advanced battery manufacturing here in the united states. it's helped to create jobs. >> and so, dan, the president says it's successful. then within hours the official who runs it resigns. it's going to lead a lot of fresh questions in washington, isn't it? >> reporter: well, certainly. i mean some people would certainly point to this as an example that everything did not go as this administration has been trying to make it seem, that this was a program that was very strong. that this was vetted in the right way. that there are risks when you get into these kinds of investments. 20/20 hindsight we've heard the president say but still standing behind this program despite the fact that we saw those red flags that were raised not only inside but outside the administration, all of that coming out in the congressional investigation. but the president again pointing out that it's important for the u.s. to back this kind of technology because not only will it lead to job
. without putting a single u.s. service member on the ground, we achieved our objectives, and our nato mission will soon come to an end. >> i'm john king in washington. we'd like to welcome viewers not only here in the united states but around the world. we consider the fallout of the breaking news, death of moammar gadhafi. there are many important unanswered questions tonight, including just how did gadhafi die. did his ruthless son saif die with him? the impact on the fast changing middle east in north africa. consider this, wildly popular online, across the arab world. red xs crossing out deposed dictators of tunisia, egypt. saleh waiting his turn. after two months on the run, what we know about his final minutes. we must warn you, again, some of these images are gruesome. footage aired on al arabiya shows a wounded but live gadhafi being dragged around by his hometown by armed men. gadhafi's corpse, a gunshot wound to the side of the head. transitional government announced the death and labeled today's libya's real day of liberation. dan rivers in tripoli tonight, and, dan what ca
>> 1985 chicago bears, we consider him one of us. a great group of guys. we're very proud you honored us. only 26 years after the fact, and a fine administration, but thank you. >> not surprisingly the president said hosting the bears, we should say da bears, was the most fun he'll have as president of the united states. >>> i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." thanks for joining us. the news continues next on cnn. >>> thanks, wolf. good evening. tonight, explosive, breaking news in the republican presidential race. a prominent southern baptist minister introduces texas governor rick perry at a conservative forum here in washington and then ignites religious war by calling mormonism a cult and a vote for mitt romney a mormon something that would, quote, give credibility to a cult. tonight, perry's spokesman tells us organizers of the values voter summit chose leader robert jeffers to make that introduction. we ask if governor perry would repudiate that statement or call on dr. jeff to apologize. the only response from the campaign, the governor does not believe mormonism
for joining us. the news continues next on cnn. >>> thanks, wolf. good evening. tonight, explosive, breaking news in the republican presidential race. a prominent southern baptist minister introduces texas governor rick perry at a conservative forum here in washington and then ignites religious war by calling mormonism a cult and a vote for mitt romney a mormon something that would, quote, give credibility to a cult. tonight, perry's spokesman tells us organizers of the values voter summit chose leader robert jeffers to make that introduction. we ask if governor perry would repudiate that statement or call on dr. jeff to apologize. the only response from the campaign, the governor does not believe mormonism is a couple. dr. jeffs are will join us live. you see him here with governor perry. in his introduction he did not use the word cult or specifically attack romney by name but there was no doubt he had the former massachusetts governor in mind when he drew there is contrast. >> do we want a candidate who is skilled in rhetoric or one skilled in leadership? do we want a candidate who is a c
of trying to assassinate the ambassador saudi arabia to u.s. and they allegedly try to recruit mexican cartels. senator dianne feinstein is head of the intelligence kechlt listen to this. >> i think this is something that should be taken very seriously. i also think that there may be a chain of these things. it's hard for me to believe that there is just one plot involving the united states. i think we need to explore whether there are other plots going on into other countries. >> that's a warning from the chair woman of the security committee, dianne feinstein. also saying that iran was contemplating an act of war. >> this is different than anything that's happened before. to actually have an act of war carried out in the united states by iran. and that's what this was contemplated to be. >> let's discuss this with our cnn correspondent, jill doughtery. also joining us is the author of the book "drug cartel." you heard dianne feinstein say that she believes there was not just one but more plots. do we have any information that would lead her to come out of the briefings with just that
is just moments away. stay with us for that live coverage. >>> we begin with breaking news that sounds like a far-fetched spy novel or a hollywood script. a braising plot to assassinate saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states at a crowded washington restaurant frequented by members of congress. behind this plot, agents bank rolled by iran's secret police force who tried to hire hitmen from mexican drug cartels. sounds unbelievable, right? the middle east is on edge, the obama administration is slapping fresh sanctions on airan and the prime minister suspect held without bail after initial court hearing in new york. the attorney general and the fbi director among those on hand as charges were detailed hoover in washington. >> this conspiracy was conceived, was sponsored and was directed from iran and constitutes a flagrant violation of u.s. and international law, including a convention that explicitly protects diplomats from being harmed. >> these individuals had no regard for their intended victim new york regard for innocent citizens who might have been hurt or killed in this a
positive news from the commerce department. it reported that the over all u.s. economy grew at an estimated annual rate of 2.5% in the third quarter. now that's hardly a robust rate yet it is nearly double the anemic growth back in the april, may, june quarter. can this rally be sustained? can we finally set aside worries of sliding back into recession? we begin with alison kosic live at the new york stock exchange tonight. was this rally all about europe? >> it was all about europe, john. the european debt deal is what wall street has been waiting for, for a long time. the agreement includes a stronger bailout fund. it's going to force european banks to set aside more cash and includes a plan to reduce greece's huge debt load. it is these debt problems that have been hanging over the markets for many months. for sometime now causing all the volatility we've seen in the markets for sometime. investors have been worried about greece defaulting and what the ripple effect would be in europe and here in the u.s. now it looks like greece is likely going to be able to pay its bills so that brough
with us tonight. mary, we want to dig deep on the numbers in a minute because they tell us about your party and the race. first on this narrative, no question that governor romney leading in the first four states and he has the finances and he has the organizations. he could, emphasis on could lock it up in 100 days but the tv ad spending is just beginning. we know this will be the point of it. how vulnerable he is on this idea that he lacks a core and he's a man of political expediency and not core convictions. >> well, if you look even to these polls, the dynamic hasn't changed in that. there's still some 75% that are for the nonromney candidate. he has not consolidated any of the anti-romney vote and the core of your concern is what you just raised. what is his core? he tried various things. i was a red governor in a blue state or i wouldn't do it in your state or whatever his arguments are, he is somehow not convincing that 75%, which is against him and also in all of these polls that cnn has out today, they're still 3-1 people are undecided. although this looks good for governor
was very little and i was fighting with my brother every other minute and my mother put us in a back room and said don't come out until you got it figured out, we stares at each other for a while but came out friends. >> thanks, senator, murray for confirming congress is just a bunch of feuding children. to me that's proof they don't get it. >>> tonight's number, it will warm your heart. military widow who lost her navy s.e.a.l. in combat weeks ago lost his treasured keepsake but there's help flooding in from new friends. >>> first, tonight's breaking news and other stories you need to know right now. breaking right now in new york, take a look. huge crowd gathering in new york city protesting against the big banks. washington gridlock and the state of the u.s. economy. these occupy wall street protests started several weeks ago. but as of today they're getting big union support, and going national. looking right now at what could be a decisive tipping point for the protest movement and right in the middle of it, susan candiotti. she's in the crowd in new york. lots of momentum for protes
? >> reporter: yeah. well, she's told everybody. what the lawyers of amanda knox have told us, what the parents have told us, the people she's been speaking to at the prison told us is that she wants to get back home as soon as possible. she told the court that, in fact, earlier today. she begged them. she pleaded with them to stop punishing her for something she hadn't done. she pleaded with them to set her free so she could resume her life back in seattle and be back with her family. that's exactly what we understand she's about to do. she's left the prison already as you mentioned to an undisclosed location. we understand she's going to take the next available flight back to seattle to go home. john? >> matthew chance live outside the courthouse, thank you for the fabulous reporting. our senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin is with us from new york tonight. jeffrey, four years since she was arrested. nearly two since she was convicted. what changed over time that led to this dramatic reversal today? >> the evidence against her was somewhere between thin and nonexistent. two things. a confessi
an internal review, congress, you need to wait? >> reporter: i mean mib they'll use any pushback they can. it's just they expect congress to fight them at every turn. this just gives them their own added battle -- added fight when they're fighting back against congress. >> chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin, thanks. >>> turn to the republican leading the subpoena push and stonewalling charge, chairman of the investigation subcommittee. a subpoena to the white house is a serious thing. your committee's going to meet thursday. what can the white house do to stop you? >> the white house has not claimed executive privilege at this point. and, john, all we're asking for is communications of the, shall we say, internal communications of the top advisers in the white house which includes chief of staff, director of climate change and policy as well as senior advisor on inner governmental affairs. e-mails we have show they were briefed about solyndra and all we want to do is see communications. >> what is your question? did political implications, did they have warning signs saying don't
it is all of the above. i think we need a combination of physical fence in some instances. we can use technology for some parts. and some of the more dangerous parts, wath we need to do is put boots on the ground in order to secure the border. john, i am tired, like the american people are, of hearing about citizens being kill, citizens being threatened, and some border agents' lives being threatened. this is what i want to stop as president of the united states of america. what do we have to do in order to stop it. >> what happens to those who are already in this country illegally? many of them working in the economy. mayor bloomberg in new york says it's foolish to think you'll round them up and throw them out. you have to have a path to legal status if not a path to citizenship. that was george w. bush's position. it was last republican nominee's position, john mccain, until it became so toxic. what would a president cain do? maybe 8 million, maybe 12 million illegal immigrants already in the country. do you work them into the system or do you find them and kick them out? >> john,
us. >> can i have a hug? >> reporter: to have a group hug. thank you! jeanne moos, cnn. >> bye-bye. >> reporter: new york. >>> very nice. that's it for me. thank you for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in the situation room. >>> we begin with breaking news. a presidential announcement that is important, urgent, yet oddly familiar. >> now today, what i want to focus on is housing. which is something obviously on the minds of a lot of folks here in nevada. probably the single greatest cause of the financial crisis and this brutal recession has been the housing bubble that burst four years ago. >> president obama moments ago in las vegas, nevada. the place hit hardest. his new plan, making refinancing easier. >> this will help a lot more homeowner refinance at lower rates which mean consumers save money. those families save money. and it gets those families spending it and it makes it easier for them to make their mortgage payments so they don't lose their home and bring down home values in the neighborhood. i'm going to keep on doing everything in my power to help to stabilize the hou
'm not sure what. but they're exploring all of those activities. >> drew griffin on the ground for us in seattle. we'll keep our eye on that town as amanda knox makes her way home. >>> detroit, a bizarre first day of jury selection in the trial of the man known as the underwear bomber. he is accused of trying to detonate a bomb aboard an airliner on christmas day in 2009. he's also, what makes the trial bizarre, acting as his own attorney. in court today, he shouted that the terrorists al awlaki is still alive and said islam ma's fighter will, quote, wipe out the cancer, united states. >>> wuone person did, four injud after a private helicopter crashed in the east river. bloomberg briefed reporters moments ago. >> apparently, four out of the five people got out of the helicopter on their own. the fifth was trapped in the helicopter, whether they were conscious at the time or not, we just don't know. >> the government agency in charge of screening air travelers unveiled a new program to shorten time some frequent flyers spend in security lines. for now available to delta passengers in
, two sugars. actually, the protester' hand signals remind us of the ones used by the financial markets they're protesting. >> thanks very much. >>> i'm wolf blitzer in the situation room. -- captions by vitac -- >>> the chairman of a congressional oversight panel tells attorney general eric holdter country's top law enforcement officer is either incompetent or a liar. and as the occupied wall street demonstrators grow yet again, the tea party favorite michele bachmann said she isn't sure what the demonstrators want but she is certain of this. >> has no business and no obligation having to pay for wall street's bad bets. that's their bad bets and they can eat them. >> well, congresswoman, yes, we're not so sure. different political goal but both movements are taking full advantage of our precious right of free speech. what we don't know is whether the protesters from the left are going to rival the tea party. >> only pakistan can save pakistan. only afghanistan can save afghanistan. and right now, we should focus on america saving america. >> here's the question. is borrow
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evening we begin with breaking us in. a testy confrontation between joe biden and a reporter for a conservative newspaper, human events remarks the vice president is making as he tries to rally support for the president's jobs bill. comments republicans claim crossed the decency line. the exchange captured a short time ago on capitol hill by a cnn camera. >> do you regret using a reference to describe republican. >> i didn't use none of them. get it straight. don't screw around with me. >> did you use a rape reference? >> listen to me. >> i'm listening. >> i said rape was up three times in flynn. there are the numbers. look at the numbers. murder's up, rape's up, urge larry's up that's what i said. >> if the republicans don't pass the bill rape will continue to rise. >> all crimes will continue to rise. >> you think it's appropriate for the vice president to use language in such -- >> we've got to go. >> you hear the vice president there make a reference to flint, as in flint michigan. last week the vice president raised the spectrum of rising crime republicans keep blocking
wrote a piece called the "cain mutiny." jeff, tell us the man herman cain what you saw in the ceo that carries over favorably and if you saw something that carries over unfavorably to herman cain, presidential candidate? >> a definite leader. there's a difference between managing and leading, and you can get by with management under some circumstances, particularly if things are sailing along smoothly. but when you've got something like a business that's got to be turned around and need energetic leadership to make that happen you better find yourself a leader. my recollection, though it's gone back quite a ways i don't think i spent a lot of time deciding who was the right person for that job. >> michael, we see that on the campaign trail. he is a leader. he is energetic, a great marketer. he brings a lot to the table. looking at potential future commander in chief, he's missing some pieces, right? >> absolutely, john. i think this is the key question in coming weeks, is he a flash in the pan, is he going to fade as michele bachmann did or are voters going support this die. he wa
us demonstrating a little bit. that's okay. that's their right. happy to have them out here as we move forward to our debates. that's the left over american politics here talking tonight. service employees unions and others here. it's a republican debate but you see the left protesting. let's move on to governor perry. governor perry on the radio show this morning says i'm going to look into the camera and talk to the american people about jobs tonight. but if you want the specifics, you have to wait another eight, ten days, maybe two weeks. can he wait that long? a guy that got in late, had a couple miserable debate performances. when you talk to grassroot supporters are they nervous? >> they are nervous. it would be bet for we did wait eight days so we'd have a perfect plan. i don't they if there's such a thing as a perfect plan. i'd be willing to wait for extra days to make sure it's strategically correct and ready to move forward. however we ready now, as of yesterday. las vegas and nevada is hurting. we're at the bottom of almost every list and it's going to be jobs, jobs, jo
with all 0 the lights and could he turn them on. kevin declined. to us, it may be funny, are the neighbors amused? one said folks seem to like it but was worried it would get too popular. on line, it's a smash, epic, incredible, awesome. that's kevin's daughter depa departing the house mid performance. kevin says he doesn't do christmas because he's too tired from halloween. take your pick, is it an eyesore or an eyegasm? jeanne moos, cnn. new york. >> i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> good evening, everyone. tonight a herman cain fund-raising video goes viral because of a shot that celebrates smoking. truth is, we think a cancer survivor like mr. cain should know better. a provocative new tax plan from rick perry. here's the form, a postcard, two sides, straightforward. and the modified tax plan would allow most americans to keep their most cherished deductions. >> taxes will be cut across all income groups in america, and the net benefit will be more money in americans' pockets with greater investment in the private economy instead of the feder
. the president sends u.s. troops into central africa against a foe most of us have never even heard of and one of the nation's toughest immigration laws faces a major setback tonight and here in washington a significant concession and retreat by the obama administration in the health care reform debate. the white house told congress this afternoon that it is unable to go forward with a long-term care plan that is a big part of the giant obama health care law. the administration now says the law as written does not allow the long-term care program to be implemented in a way that would make it financially stable. congressional republicans say good riddens. they wanted to repeal that program any way. >>> shifting to major new developments in the occupy wall street protest and rage in cities across the country today. protesters vented anger and frustration and police responded in riot gear. 24 people arrested in denver. in new york city, police detained 14 people for blocking traffic overturning trash bins and throwing bottles. a major clash between protesters and police barely averted in manhatta
solved. giuliano mignini admitted to us, even without any evidence, he knew almost the moment he arrived and laid eyes on amanda know and raffaelleo they were involved in the murder. prior to the forensic investigation, prior to everything really, your intuition or your detective knowledge led you to amanda knox and raffaello sollecito? >> translator: after the first few weeks we were convinced because of the behavior of the two people and especially amanda that they were both involved in a crime. >> but almost immediately after the arrests, mignini had a problem. the third suspect patrick lumumba had an airtight alibi. he was in his crowded bar that night. he could not have been involved. then the actual forensic tests came back. >> when i looked at it, i was horrified. >> greg hampikian is a forensic scientist and director of idaho's innocence project. he also was working with the knox defense team. he says italian investigators did a good job processing the crime scene, collected excellent evidence, but clung to shakier evidence that proved their theory, a classic error, he says, a pr
she was using that mack to communicate wirelessly with a van that, according to the fbi, that was circling around outside in the street. so that's why she needed to get her mac fixed. so some pretty sophisticated techniques. >> operating in plain sight as they say. jill, thanks very much. that's it for me. thanks for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- >>> new fgs and important contradictions as herman cain denies sexual harassment allegations now threatening to derail his presidential campaign. >> in all my 40 years of business experience, running businesses and corporations, i have never sexually harassed anyone. >> a day after suggesting it was all a reckless smear cain does acknowledge he was twice accused of inappropriate behavior as head of the international restaurant association. >> i was accused of sexual harassment, falsely accused i might add. i was falsely accused of sexual harassment, and when the charges were brought, as the leader of the organization, i recused myself and
the story. she's with us from new york. i want to get into as much detail as we can because of the sensitive nature of the allegations. mr. cain says these are anonymous sources and he can't respond. in your article you say his campaign staff was given the name of one woman who complained last week, and it was repeated to cain on sunday. he responded, quote, i am not going to comment on that. at least in one of the cases this is not at all anonymous. >> the name was provided to mr. cain on sunday outside a tv show, also asked him directly if he had ever been accused with sexual harassment. mr. cain's response was have you ever been accused of sexual harassment. they did have opportunities to address this. >> you say in one case you looked at the documentation. was it a he said she said or was there corroboration, were there crop rating witnesses. >> we saw documentation involving some of the allegations and settlement from the ira which involved a five-figure payout to two separate women in this one case specifically. i think what i can safely say is these women felt very, very distraught ab
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